Apr 18, 2010 9:00am EDT
venture. in fact it only turned 50 this past week. it all began here in green bank, west virginia, in 1960. >> that was a time when astronomy had become very exciting because we were going to start exploring space, going to other planets. and always the prime question in the general public's mind is, well, it's for scientists. well, is there life out there and in particular is there intelligent life. >> reporter: a young scientist named frank drake turned a giant radio telescope sky ward and listened for signs of life in the universe. >> i became fascinated with the power of radio astronomy, the clusters of stars, of hydrogen in our galaxy. always in the back of my mind was the possibility that we might be able to use our radio telescopes to find intelligent life. >> reporter: today the scientists who work on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, seti for sure, are still listening. when they aren't, their computers are. >> a good analogy is to say, we've scooped one glass of water out of all of the earth's oceans. we've examined that glass of water looking for fish. well, we haven'
Apr 4, 2010 9:00am EDT
court in dubai held a sentence for a couple kissing and yesterday duke vested west virginia 78-57 setting the stage for tomorrow night's ncaa national championship game here on cbs. and as one season ends, another begins. the 2010 basketball season starts tonight with the yankees taking on the red sox in boston. now for today's forecast. it is shaping up to be a beautiful sunny and warm easter sunday across the south and east and the midwest and westcoast can expect rain. the week ahead will be a wet run in a lot of places but have no regrets we all know what they say about april showers. >> the saints. later, the life and times of dame edna.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [♪] >> osgood: fats domino sing when the saints go marching in gets you toe tapping but it's not an accurate description of how men and women achieved sainthood. our story by martha teichner. >> have you ever heard the story of saint lawrence? >> they tortured him by putting him on the grill and said turn me over i'm done on this side. >> another little tongue and cheek vaticanism. >> she's not kidding. the vatican made s
Apr 11, 2010 9:00am EDT
: also a day of mourning in vest virginia where funerals have begun for 29 coal miners killed in an explosion on monday. yesterday rescue workers discovered the bodies of four victims who had been missing since the blast. it's the worst mining disaster in this country in 40 years. this weekend's southern republican leadership conference in new orleans former massachusetts governor mitt romney is the winner of a straw poll of likely 2012 presidential candidates. he beat texas congressman ron paul by one vote. former alaska governor sarah palin came in third. dixie carter perhaps best known for her work on the hip tv show designing women has died at the age of 70. she is is survived by her husband actor hal holbrook. in italy the shroud of turin went on public display for the first time in a decade yesterday. more than a million people have reserved time to view the linen cloth said to be christ's burial shroud. its awe then tusity is disputed. today's final round in the masters in augusta is shaping up to be a real doney brook with lee westwood holding on to a one-stroke lead o
Apr 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
a damaged well head nearly a mile under water. at a memorial in west virginia this afternoon, president obama will deliver a eulogy for victims of the upper big branch mine disaster. 29 workers died in the april 5 explosion, the country's worst mining accident in 38 years. demonstrators gathered in phoenix last night to protest arizona's new immigration law. that law authorizes police to stop anyone suspected of being in the u.s. illegally. critics fear it will lead to profiling. now for today's weather. yesterday's storms will give way to sun and above normal temperatures in the south. occasionally heavy rains will fall from the ohio valley to the southeast. the last days of the month will bring scattered april showers in the north and it should stay dry and warm down south. so, are decisions based on reason or emotion? you decide. next. and later, author kitty kelley next. and later, author kitty kelley takes on oprah winfrey.,, gecko: uh, you wanted to see me sir? boss: come on in, i had some other things you can tell people about geico - great claims service and a 97% customer satis